Monday, December 22, 2014

Ugly, Uglier, Ugliest

Every year for the last six years, Matt and I have hosted a Christmas party for some of our closest friends.  Costumes are highly encouraged as each year is a different theme! 

We've done:
Dress as Your Favorite Reindeer
Favorite Christmas Movie Character
Pajama Party
Mele Kalekemaka
Awesome 80s

This year we finally decided to have an Ugly Christmas Sweater theme!

I probably started looking for my sweater a little too late and wasn't really surprised when Goodwill had nothing on the shelves.  I resorted to making both mine and Matt's.  All thanks to a little hot glue!

This year in addition to the food, I also made a 'photo station' and came up with a hashtag specifically for the event that everyone could use on social media.  #reallyuglyRinglerChristmas 
Everyone seemed to really dig the light up frame and I got quite a few good pictures of everyone in their finery! 

I was highly impressed that so many people decide to dig up their Christmas spirit, embrace the ugly and get dressed up!! 

In addition to eating and drinking copious amounts of holiday food, we always play a cut throat game of CatchPhrase and MarioKart on the Wii.  As you can imagine, the house gets really, REALLY loud during all the games!  

Our party always seems to put me in the Christmas spirit and I look forward to getting together with our pals each year.  

Next year's theme: Cowboy Christmas!!

Christmas is just a few days away!  Are you ready? 


  1. What a fun time! I love the different themes that you've done!! The pictures from it look like it was a good time :)

  2. This looks like so much fun! I love the little photo area you made & your DIY sweater is so festive :)

  3. Myla, Merry Christmas to you and Matt. I hope you have a great celebration and best to you in 2015.

  4. How fun! I love the photo booth area and the lighted picture frame! I WILL be using that ! You inspired me to pick up some "clearance" items after the holidays to design an ugly holiday sweater for my college aged son, who will surely need one for party going next year! Thanks for sharing this with us over at Country Fair Blog Party! I can not wait to see what you share with us in February!
    Thanks for the fun post!
    Jan @ Tip Garden